The Digital Media Lab

Requirements  |  Procedures  |  Lab Uses  |  Microfilm Reader  |  Epson Slide Scanner / Converter  |  How To  |  Media Lab Use Agreement

The library’s new Digital Media Lab is a place where high school and adult members can create music and videos, convert VHS to DVD and musical records to digital files, and edit digital creations in Garage Band, iMovie or Audacity. This soundproof lab makes an excellent home-away-from-home recording studio, complete with high-quality stereo speakers and wall panel sound diffusers.

Check Out Some Examples of Work Done Using The Digital Media Lab!
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Digital Media Lab

Requirements

The Digital Media Lab is reserved for members using the provided equipment.

Procedures

The Digital Media Lab may be checked out for up to 3.5 hours at a time. You may make an appointment at the 2nd Floor Information Desk for a brief orientation to the lab. Staff are happy to provide tours to local groups, school groups and businesses. Call the 2nd Floor Information Desk (630-790-6630) for more information.

The Digital Media Lab is open during regular library hours, but always closes 45 minutes prior to the library closing.

Lab Uses

You can:

  • Practice your musical instrument
  • Convert your VHS home movies to DVD format
  • Convert vinyl records to digital format
  • Record and/or edit digital music
  • Record a video or take a photo using the green screen (bring own camera)

Microfilm Reader

View the Glen Ellyn News back to 1912 on microfilm. You can also bring your own microfilm to view on our machine. Crop or change the contrast (lighten or darken) the image on screen thanks to the reader’s STimagining ViewScan software. The software will also allow you to email, print or save to Google Drive.

  • Prints cost 10 cents for black & white, 50 cents for color.
  • Card username for print release is microfilm.

Epson Slide Scanner / Converter

Convert your slides to digital images with the library’s slide scanner/converter located in the Microfilm room. Email, save to USB or print your images to the 2nd Floor Printer.

  • Prints cost 10 cents for black & white, 50 cents for color.
  • Card username for print release is microfilm.

Step-by-step instructions on how to use the machine are available at the 2nd Floor Information Desk.

How To

Equipment

MacBook Pro with
Audacity, Garage Band, iMovie

Adobe Creative Suite

VHS to DVD Converter

Vinyl to MP3 Converter

Green Screen Setup for
Photography and Video

Intensity Shuttle for
Video Editing

Focusrite Audio Interface

4 Channel Mixer

MIDI Keyboard

2 High-Quality Microphones

2 Sony Headphones

Guitar and Mic Cables

Tripods

Microfilm Reader

Epson Slide Scanner